So, this is kind of a selfish post, but it’s one I’ve been meaning to do for a while. When you’ve been into roleplaying and fiction as long as I’ve been, you start to amass a small army of a characters who, for one reason or another, get retired without really having an ‘end’ to their story. No glorious death, no wandering the earth, just… a sudden, abrupt stop. This usually comes from me losing narrative interest or moving on to other projects (for example, all of my World of Warcraft characters). It’s always interested me to think about where these guys ended up and if they’re dead yet or whatever. Anyway, feel free to skip over this one, because – like I said – it’s pretty damn selfish.
My orc shaman, an old, very traditional sort, probably settled down sometimes after the events of Cataclysm. He likely left the Horde, seeing what was being done to it, and maybe even went to Pandaria to pass his wisdom on to a new generation (since the orcs were pretty well wrapped up in ‘rawr Horde’ mentality). He definitely would have kept in touch with the handful he knew over the years and probably would have traveled with them a bit before dying. As far as his death goes, I could see him returning to the Blade’s Edge Mountains or Nagrand and dying peacefully in his sleep or something before joining his ancestors’ spirits.
My undead warlock wasn’t as lucky. Given all the horrible things he’d done in life and undeath, as well as the general state of his body (missing an eye, various signs of decay, etc etc), Jacob probably ended up leaving without saying a word and just dropping off of the face of the earth. He probably went back to Tirisfal Glades, found a secluded house, boarded it up and either had one of his demons kill him or simply wait until the magic keeping his body together ran out.
Again, I know this was a selfish post, but it was actually pretty fun to get all of this on paper and ‘canonized,’ if you will. I might do another one of these again if people don’t completely hate it (and if any of my Guild Wars 2 folks end up just disappearing without any real resolution). Anyway, thanks for puttin’ up with this if ya did and thanks for reading even if ya didn’t. As always, take it easy and have a good’un.